Chicago World's Fair 1893 illustrated souvenir album w/ litho views & mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Souvenir Album, Chicago's World's Fair, Americana).
World's Fair Album of Chicago 1893.
Published 1893, Chicago.
15 pictorial leaves pages, plus 6 pp. descriptive text, plus map of Jackson Park (affixed as issued to rear paste down). Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with lithographed views on glossy paper, plus guide book at rear with single page bw map..
Publisher's oblong accordion style cloth binding, gilt title lettering & cover designed, embossed cover decorations.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn, rubbed, slightly shaken, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, folding views separated from the front paste down (splitting birds-eye view of grounds in half), internally still pleasing to browse and mostly clean.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 9 5/8" W.